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Published on Feb 10, 2013

Είμαστε εμείς που ζυμώνουμε και δεν έχουμε ψωμί
Εμείς που βγάζουμε το κάρβουνο και κρυώνουμε
Είμαστε εμείς που δεν έχουμε τίποτα
κι ερχόμαστε να πάρουμε τον κόσμο.
Τάσος Λειβαδίτης

"Οι εργαζόμενοι της Βιομηχανικής Μεταλλευτικής αγωνιζόμαστε για να περάσει το εργοστάσιο από τα χέρια του κεφαλαίου στα χέρια των εργαζομένων!

Απλήρωτοι από το Μάιο του 2011 και σε επίσχεση εργασίας με μεγάλα προβλήματα επιβίωσης αγωνιζόμαστε να κρατήσουμε μια πολύ δυναμική επιχείρηση παραγωγής δομικών υλικών ζωντανή και τους εργαζόμενους με αξιοπρέπεια και με ανορθωμένο το ανάστημα απέναντι στη λαίλαπα του ξένου και του ντόπιου κεφαλαίου!

Αγωνιζόμαστε να κάνουμε πράξη ότι εμείς οι εργαζόμενοι μπορούμε χωρίς τα αφεντικά! Αγωνιζόμαστε να αποδείξουμε πως αν δε μπορούν αυτοί εμείς μπορούμε χωρίς αυτούς και θα το καταφέρουμε!"

The workers of Vio.Me., a building materials factory in Thessaloniki, Greece, which was abandoned by its owners, have been unpaid since May 2011. By decision of their general assembly they have decided to occupy the factory and operate it under direct democratic workers' control. After a year-long struggle that has attracted attention and solidarity in Greece and worldwide, they are kick-starting production on February 12, 2013, after 3 days of intense mobilization.

What can you do to help?

- Spread the message! Forward this information to your friends, contacts and organizations. Our shield against repression is our connection with society! The secret to our success are strong community links!

- Contribute economically! The costs of production are high and the first few months will be critical. The workers have a solid business plan and are very optimistic about the success of the endeavor, however it will take some time before they are consolidated in the market. Let´s all contribute to making it happen!

- Organize in your workplace, your neighbourhood, your town! Promote real social self-management without the need for intermediaries, professional politicians or bureaucrats! Form cooperatives and neighborhood assemblies, protect the commons, promote a new civilization based on proximity, mutual recognition and solidarity!

- Direct any questions or solidarity statements to Thessaloniki's Open Solidarity Initiative at protbiometal@gmail.com. The workers will be happy to feel the warmth of solidarity coming from abroad!

"We are the ones who knead and yet we have no bread, we are the ones who dig for coal and yet we are cold.
We are the ones who have nothing and we are coming to take the world "
Tassos Livaditis (Greek poet, 1922-1988)


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